Basic Information about the course
up to date information on class schedules and times:
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Aim and Content of the Course
Office: 315 Luce Hall
Office Hours: TBA
in this class are assumed to have taken (or mastered) beginning
level of Indonesian for two semesters or three quarters (of Wolff,
John. U., Oetomo, Dede and Fietkiewicz, Daniel. 1992. Beginning
Indonesian Through Self-Instruction (Abbreviated BITSI) or have
equivalent Indonesian language training.
class aims to improve students communicative competence in
listening , speaking, reading and writing. While the class activities
will still emphasize oral communicative skills, it will have more
varied activities geared toward making their Indonesian more formal
by practicing to use more complex sentences. In addition to attending
the class with active participation, students are expected to prepare
and do homework and practice using audio tapes: www.cls.yale.edu:8000/audio/db/index.html.
and materials covered in this semester include:
Understand cultural aspects of language use and their application.
Basic grammar includes:
2.2.1. complex sentences
2.2.2. verb forms with various affixation
2.2.3. noun forms with various affixation
2.2.4. comparatives and superlatives
Listening and Reading
Comprehend dialogues (life, audio and/or video) and narration of
colloquial and formal contemporary Indonesian in different cultural/social
Speaking and Writing
Express orally and write personal experiences, description of a
person, a place or a situation, a summary of readings and stories,
and present a skit and write formal letters.
3. Textbook and materials
Wolff, John. U., Oetomo, Dede and Fietkiewicz, Daniel. 1992. Beginning
Indonesian Through Self-Instruction (Abbreviated BITSI), Book 2
and Book 3. Cornell University Press. Itacha.
Students are required to listen to audio tapes for each lesson relating
to the textbook before each class. Go to http://www.cls.yale.edu:8000/audio/db/index.html.
Other selected readings.
Echols, John & Shadily, Hasan. 1996. Indonesian English Dictionary.
participation including attendance: 20%
Midterm exam (written and oral): 10%
Final exam (written and oral): 15%
5. Out of Class Activities
are encouraged to participate in out of class activities such as
weekly language table, film/video series, SEAS colloquium on Indonesian,
SEAS cultural performance.